Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O at Hearst Castle

Interior pool, Hearst Castle

Sometimes you wish water could talk.  Like when you’re touring Hearst Castle, and you stand in awe of the elegantly tiled room with placid pools mirroring the ambiance of times gone by.

Interior Pool at Hearst Castle

What could that water describe?  Early-morning swims by one privileged person?  Raucous parties carousing among the statuary? Swimmers who dare not leave the seclusion and protection of La Cuesta Encantada, the “Enchanted Hill”?

Exterior pool, Hearst Castle

But it’s just water, right? No words.  No secrets.  Reflections only.


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Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA: http://hearstcastle.org/

20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O at Hearst Castle

  1. petakaplan

    Beautiful. Funny we drove by here many times when in the region but have never stopped to look in. I guess we missed quite a beauty.


  2. SueBee and Kat

    What gorgeous photos. I haven’t been in years and you brought back great memories. I took a short vacation in Cambria two years ago, and thought about visiting but decided to postpone to next trip up there. Now I’m re-motivated!

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  4. gallivance.net

    If you’re going to be loaded, you may as well live like you are. And from your photos it appears that no one had to tell Hearst how to do that. It looks like an an art deco version of Ancient Greece, and I can just envision the naked nymphs lounging around that gorgeous pool. ~James

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      You are too funny, James! I never envisioned naked nymphs, but now that you mention it, that’s what belongs there!!! I must confess I had the urge to jump in and disturb that serenity, but I would have been fully clothed! (And later arrested, I guess.)

  5. Curt Mekemson

    I am sure that those pools have some pretty wild tales to tell, Rusha. It is a beautiful place with a fascinating history. And the surroundings are hard to beat. –Curt

  6. dawnkinster

    Love that place. We spent two days touring it a couple of years ago. Love the basement pool, and the one above. I lounged on a chair by the pool, sitting in the sun, and contemplated what it must have been like to live there back in the day. Amazing place. Amazing views.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Don’t you just love thinking about what it would be like to live in some of the places we travel? I do the same thing. But sometimes it’s hard to relate to the lifestyles I can only imagine! Thanks for taking a look.

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